Grain exports through Duluth-Superior rise 50 percent over 2009

(DULUTH, Minn.) — The Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior, Wis., are experiencing an upswing in the volume of grain being handled at the docks, the Star-Tribune newspaper of Minneapolis reported. The sharp spike in grain exports is being caused mainly by Russia’s decision to limit wheat exports due to supply concerns. The 50 percent annual increase in grain traffic in the Great Lakes follows the worst two years the region ever had.
Click here to view the newspaper’s story and video of a ship loading grain.
By Professional Mariner Staff